Tag: Film

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Last week’s fight was decided almost from the get-go, and as the winning answer slipped through Philo’s fingers on comment #1, Dr. Bastiat wasted no time in claiming it on comment #2. Although Seawriter made a good run at it, he wasn’t able to finish strong. Blame it on a busy news week, perhaps. In […]

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail has taken the prize for two straight weeks.  First it won for having the best opening credits, then it won for having the best comic fight scene. It may be time to consider adding another film to the untouchable shelf, high above the kids reach upon which our beloved […]

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Our fight last week pitted creative animation against complex cinematography, and in the case of James Bond, graphic objectification (of a sort). However, as Seawriter pointed out, it was the plain, ordinary text over a black background that proved most impressive. Credit Monty Python for doing more with less, as always.  Seawriter asks: What movie […]

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In one of the most exciting Movie Fights yet we almost had a six way tie at… four likes each. Oh well. While Phil Turmel, LawstNThaw, and Henry Racette pondered the implications of their first win, and RushBabe49 considered the predicament of negotiating such an unprecedented situation, six time winner, IM Fine slammed the door […]

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Filming on Location, 1971

 

Why are those people in this crowded photo staring at you so intently? There’s a camera, so it’s a film shoot. For clues, look at the general surroundings. It’s an industrial area of New York. The styles of the cars, haircuts and clothes suggest the very early ‘70s. The man pointing a light meter at you is Gordon Willis. The anxious-looking man with the bushy beard is Francis Coppola. It’s the spring of 1971, fifty years ago, and you’re an actor in “The Godfather”. You have no idea what audiences will think of the finished film. In truth, neither do Gordy or Francis.

Acting is always tougher than it looks, and doing it in the streets, with crowds behind barricades, is often the toughest of all. On a sound stage, or on Broadway, you don’t have to outshout jets landing at La Guardia, sanitation men filling garbage trucks, sirens, dogs, or drunks yelling, “Where’s Brando?” When that camera rolls, you’re supposed to shut out all that you see and hear in front of you, and inhabit the mind of a mafia don’s son in December 1945.

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We went with an easy question last week, going toe to toe on who was the all-time greatest actor. It was mostly men in the fray, although Bette Davis and Kathy Bates managed to throw their weight around a little (no pun intended). Despite a last minute surge by Daniel Day Lewis, Robert Duvall managed […]

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We’ve had some complex questions the past two weeks, so this time (since I won last week) I think I’ll keep it simple. Who is the greatest actor* of all time, and why? *male or female. The Rules: Post your answer as a comment. Make it clear that this is your official answer, one per member. Defend your answer […]

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With the crumbling of western civilization upon us we spent a little time debating which movies are most worth saving. At it turns out, 1939 and 1980 have the most movies worth saving of any two years. IM Fine made the correct call, earned a sixth win, and therefore gets to ask: What is the […]

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It’s the year 2029. The Second Civil War is almost over and you and a few of your patriot allies have just infiltrated the last server on earth with digital copies of every film ever made. The system is wiping the catalog from existence and you have mere seconds to select which films are preserved, […]

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Harry Dean Stanton was on the man last week and watching him die seemed to be the preferred performances. It came down to him getting mowed down as Mr. Eckert in Red Dawn, versus him getting xenomorphed in Alien. Eustace C Scrubb provided the winning answer and earned (for the sixth? time) the right to […]

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Last week we discussed the great private eyes, except for any played by Humphrey Bogart, that would have been too easy. Hoyacon got his pick in first, and as it turned out everyone else was just a spectator from that point on. This week Hoyacon asks: Harry Dean Stanton has appeared in over 100 movies. […]

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Last week, love was mixed with hate. We loved the villains we were supposed to hate. Or, if we didn’t exactly love them, we at least rooted for them over the heroes we were supposed to love. Right? In any case, we confirmed that Charlotte hates Captain Marvel, and so do most of you, which […]

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In our previous fight, Drew came out of the gate swinging and secured what LC would probably agree was the best answer. She was forced to go with her second pick, which as luck would have it, most of you liked better. Sorry, Drew. As LC stumbled into her sixth victory she tied  Eustace C […]

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In our last fight we took a page from the gang at Cheers and discussed which movie featured the most sweat. While Bogie and Hepburn made a good run, and a bunch of guys in a submarine did their best, it was Stryker who won the day, thus earning DJEJ his third victory and the […]

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Last week was all about animals – mostly dogs and horses, with a few cats, an orangutan and pig thrown in.  We also had a few wildcards of the Belushi and Plisskin variety. A three way tie was the result, forcing Eustace C Scrubb to choose IMFine as the winner. IMFine asks: Name the best […]

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This was a memorable week in many ways, from national news to family tragedy. We spent part of it reviewing the best westerns (no pun intended) and their heroes, part of it memorializing a cool character who left the stage too soon, and a few days wishing we were as cool as any of them. […]

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RMFC Exhibition Match: In Honor of Boss Mongo

 

Brendan was one of the coolest characters I’ve ever been blessed to know. He was also one of the all-time great Ricochet members. His humor and unique insight into the world around us will be sorely missed. In honor of him I’d like to posit this question: Who is the coolest movie character you wish you could know in real life? 

Nothing on the line here. Just for kicks and giggles. 

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Last week we fixed some of our least favorite movies, giving them subtle changes that would have made them so much better. If only things had been different. DJEJ tore apart Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit offering several improvements that will leave us fuming over what might have been, and earning him the right to ask: […]

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Time to put your thinking caps on. Last week we discussed bad on-screen chemistry. Revenge of the Sith took the prize over Twilight and showed how a few bad decisions can destroy an otherwise interesting story. So this week the question is more of task: Fix a movie. Take a movie that was flawed in […]

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